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Thread: Pier Tour

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    Pier Tour

    Has anyone been on the guided tour or have a reservation to go see it ?
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    Ellis has some pictures posted on his site of the Pier. Cajun on GS Pier.
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    https://mulletwrapper.net/gsp-natura...uring-repairs/

    Wednesday I was fortunate enough to be among the first public tour of the Gulf State Park pier since Mothers Day.
    The pier has been closed since May 11th for renovations.
    It was slated to reopen the day after Hurricane "Sally" came ashore (September 16th).
    But Sally left the pier badly damaged, and even knocked down 4 sets of piling near the end "octi" leaving a 175 foot section missing.
    There is still a LOT of work to be done before even the remaining shore attached section can be reopened.
    I want to thank the Gulf State Park for providing this service to the public to see and hear what is going on...

    "Coach" john Patterson was among those on the tour...


    Naturalist Kelly Reetz was out tour guide on this historic day...


    The pier is an active work site, with many projects being done to restore power, water, and repair/improve the pier...


    These "pigeon spikes" being installed on the new 'turtle-friendly' lights will help reduce poop on the pier from herons and pelicans...


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    The finished sections look great!


    We had a beautiful afternoon for our tour...


    Kelly does a great job informing the participants of the history and current status of the pier.
    The remote earphones were a fine asset to make her job easier on a breezy day and allow everyone to spread out...

    The fully installed fish carcass grinder at the fish cleaning station on the mid platform will be a huge asset to allow the pier patrons to be "chum free" when the pier reopens...
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    There were plenty of fish visible in the clear water.
    Here mullet on the right and sheepshead filing under the pier (left center- downward)...



    a LOT of repairs have been made...



    but unfortunately, a LOT remains to be made...


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    The repairs on the outer pier section will be a whole nuther round of work...



    Still, many issues remain to be resolved before the 800+ foot section attached to land can be made safe and reopened...





    But the fish will be waiting for us...
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    Took the tour sat it felt good to be on the pier but made me sad to see the damage can’t wait until they open it back up but there still some more work for that to happen
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